The Special Coordinator of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Lebanon Sigrid Kaag denied on Friday “any Syrian refugees’ naturalization plan in Lebanon”.

Kaag said that the Syrian refugees’ aspire to return to their country. “A political solution to the crisis in Syria is required”.

On the other hand, Kaag stressed that “the Security Council is exerting efforts to keep Lebanon on the agenda of the UN in order to achieve swiftly the presidential deadline”.

“We see that the decision to elect a president is a pure Lebanese choice,” she told the ‘Voice of Lebanon’ radio.

She held the Lebanese officials responsible for the delay, adding “it is a need to elect a president and Lebanon is a democratic country and democracy is important to the UN and Security Council”, Kaag emphasized.

Kaag stressed the need to rely on the Constitution.

Asked whether the coming president would be Deputy Michel Aoun, Deputy Sleiman Franjieh or a consensual president, she said “I am not a fortuneteller and this is not the role of the United Nations”.

Kaag pointed that “peace and stability are priority to prevent the collapse of the institutions in Lebanon”.

On another note, Kaag hoped that the coming municipal elections would succeed, asserting “it is an opportunity to think of a future political map”.

She hoped that the municipal elections would pave the way to hold the parliamentary polls.

Source: National News Agency

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The Special Coordinator of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Lebanon Sigrid Kaag denied on Friday 'any Syrian refugees' naturalization plan in Lebanon'. Kaag said that the Syrian refugees' aspire to return to their country. 'A political solution to the crisis in Syria is required'. On the...